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January 14th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  2 Comments


Or not. Or who cares? Ms. Chua did an interview that seemed to attempt to soften her image in advance of the publication of her book. And maybe she is a fine person–in fact I’m fairly certain she is–but I’m more interested in drawing your attention to the little tidbit of false equivalency at the end of the article, which comes in the form of a reader’s survey.

“Which style of parenting,” it asks, “is best for children?” The two options: “Permissive Western Parenting” and “Demanding Eastern Parenting.”

The choice when there is no choice is not to choose.


  1. greg from daddytypes says:

    January 14th, 2011at 10:22 am(#)

    She was on NPR’s always annoying Tell Me More [actually, don’t!] yesterday, where they were kind of grilling her, and she was trying to spin the whole thing as a cautionary tale of parental enlightenment.

    The hilarisaddest part was when the author of no less than Mommy Wars, Leslie Morgan Steiner, called her out as a pot-stirring, abusive narcissist.

    All in all, good times in the school pickup lane.


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